Men's Soccer Soars to NEWMAC Victory Over MIT, 4-1

Men's Soccer Soars to NEWMAC Victory Over MIT, 4-1

THE BASICS

-Score: Clark University 4, MIT 1

-Records: Clark (10-3-1, NEWMAC 2-2-1), MIT (5-6-2, NEWMAC 0-3-2)

-Location: Worcester, Mass. (Granger Field)

-The Lead: After entering the halftime break tied 1-1, the Clark University men's soccer team rallied for three second half goals to take home a 4-1 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) victory over the Engineers of MIT on Saturday afternoon.

HOW IT HAPPENED

-After 20 minutes of scoreless play MIT broke the silence when sophomore Jack Snowdon (Lorton, Va.) carried the ball up left side and sent a long ball to senior Wesley Woo (Palo Alto, Calif.) on the right post who headed it in to give the visitors the 1-0 lead.

-With just 4:14 left in the first half the Cougars tied it up on a tally from junior Trevor Sheridan (Massapequa Park, N.Y.). Freshman Brian Brennan (Stoneham, Mass.) dodged two MIT defenders in the box and dished the ball to Sheridan off his left shoulder; Sheridan launched a shot that found space in the top right corner for the equalizer (1-1).

-At the 24:11 mark Clark was awarded a free kick at the top right side of the goal box following an MIT foul. Junior Charlie Lane (Southborough, Mass.) lined up for the shot and lifted the ball over the fingertips of MIT goalkeeper, Travis Leathrum (Chesapeake, Va.), for the 2-1 advantage.

-In the 69th minute of play the Cougars added an insurance goal when junior Jonathan Guilherme (Oxford, Conn.) crossed the ball in the air to junior Sean Munroe (Silver Spring, Md.) who buried a header for the 3-1 lead. Just over a minute later Clark struck again when Guilherme dodged a pair of MIT defenders and beat Leathrum 1V1 for the 4-1 lead.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

-Clark edged MIT in shots 12-11 (7-6 shots on goal)

-Melvin Vincent (Rochester, Mass.) made five saves in the victory and improves to 6-1 on the season.

-Freshman Nicholas Jordan (Glen Allen, Va.) started in net for MIT and made two saves. Leathrum came in for 29:12 and made one save; he falls to 0-1 on the season.

-Clark was awarded seven corner kicks to MIT's two.

UP NEXT

-Clark travels to Brandeis on Wednesday, October 17th for a non-conference contest at 7:00 p.m.

-MIT is back in NEWMAC action on Friday, October 19th when they host Coast Guard Academy at 7:00 p.m.